MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics17% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive91.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180623
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJun 19 '21 at 18:02
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Memory 94
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 407
56% 409 Pts
64-Core 409
27% 409 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1210 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.5.1
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
17% Very poor
Lighting 18.9
Reflection 25.7
Parallax 29.1
15% 24.6 fps
MRender 25.5
Gravity 23.1
Splatting 22.8
19% 23.8 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 17%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD5SG2256G1052E 256GB
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.04.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 346 295 297 281 288 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 367
Mixed 220
SusWrite 306
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 36.1
144% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 132
128% 204 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
122GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 89 90 89 87 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 126
Write 117
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 87.7
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 41.9
MC Mixed 30.4
104% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 29.5
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 85: 10R 8G 11B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
85% 22% 129 173 99 165 27" 1920 1080 SAC2736 DP
History: Score 45: 4R 5G 10B | Score 85: 10R 8G 11B
Typical Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,407 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE (MS-7971) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,035
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